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Last destination before heading back home: Taman Sari Water Castle
Decided to leave the hotel early thinking that the weather will be much more cooler if we arrived early. But we were wrong. It was very hot again.
Taman Sari Water Castle is within the city and very near to the Pasar Ngasem (Bird Market).
Decided to visit this place as the photos look real nice in the trip advisor. This ...
... form of music in your ears. I recommend, "Someday" by the band Embrace.
Once down from the temple, I wanted to if there was a place where you can view the whole temple from, exploring the gardens I was rewarded with a path that lead up to Bukit Dagi. As it’s hot and as I’ve learnt from travels, Indonesians have a tendency to sit still I had the whole hill and the view to myself. It’s a wonderful place to be truly isolated, something that ...
... as a delicacy. We swam the filthy waters of the black sanded Bali Sea, shook off the numerous offers for dolphin watching and headed for the road. Backpacks on, thumbs out, trying to hitch a ride to Java... an adventure that, three trucks and a ferry later, proved much easier than we could ever have imagined. A definite upside to the overcrowded, traffic filled and heavily polluted streets.
The Islam of Java proved a stark contrast to ...
... here at the end of placement. Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world that was built over 1200 years ago. It is absolutely breathtaking and built from stone blocks that wrap around a small hill. It has 6 square terraces and then is topped by 3 circular ones with 4 stairways (North, East, South, West) leading up through the carved gateways. There are 504 Buddha statues throughout the temple, all with different hand positions. ...
... of the visit was masked, it was a pretty cool experience. Copi Loewak (or Copi Luwak) is coffee roasted from beans that are first digested and pooped out by the Asian Civet. A Civet is a weasel-like animal that apparently likes coffee beans. The digestive process breaks down the structure of the beans leaving a very mellow flavor once cleaned and roasted. Ok, it sounds gross. But it really does taste good. And ...
Other places to stay in Yogyakarta
Jalan Prawirotaman I/15a, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $32
Jl. Gerilya (Jl. Prawirotaman) MG III/595, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $12
Jl. Prawirotaman 2 No.71, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $10
Jalan Prawirotaman 1. No 40, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $10
Jl. Prawirotaman 37, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $15